25 ago. 2005

My first book of poetry
has just been published.
It is over there on the table
lying there on the table,
where is is lying. It has
a beautiful cover and design.
The publishers spent a lot of money
on it and devoted many
man- and woman-hours to it.
The bookstores are ordering copies.
Unfortunately I am a very bad poet and
the book is no good.

--Ron Padgett, "Post-Publication Blues."